25 May Under Pressure? We Got it Under (Pest) Control
The month of May is typically a rainy one for South Florida. As the summer season finally settles in across the state, bringing hurricane season along with it, the weather tends to take a turn for the worst before welcoming that iconic Florida sunshine. Unfortunately, the heavy rains and gloomy days also attract various insects and pests that can potentially have a damaging effect on your lawn and the surrounding areas. For some of the best Pest Control solutions in the area, look no further than Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service!
A complete lawn maintenance and tree service company, our team at Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service, is dedicated to equipping you with the knowledge you need to grow and maintain a beautiful, thriving lawn.
Your property requires plenty of love and care, and when complications arise, the proper treatment is necessary. We offer both our professional services for Pest Control and helpful tips that can allow you to manage certain situations on your own.
To adequately prepare yourself to deal with pests this season, you should become familiar with the common types of pests that tend to infiltrate South Florida lawns this time of year.
Armyworms are one such pest that is not widely known but can cause severe damage. These bugs are the larvae of the moth and resemble caterpillars. They tend to be light green or tan in color during their developmental stages and grow to be a dark green or brown later on.
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These pests primarily feed on grass blades and garden vegetables such as cabbage, corn, beans, onion, radish, and pepper. If the colony is allowed to grow and expand, a lawn can be defiled entirely within just a few short days.
You will first notice the damage occurring in the form of small patches of brown grass that contain chewed blades. They are surface feeders and can be controlled easily enough when identified early on. Many experts will recommend searching for an insecticide that is sufficient for your property size and the severity of the infestation.
Aside from ruining the integrity of your grass and plants, certain pests can be a nuisance to humans and household pets, biting when you are just trying to spend a nice summer evening outdoors with your loved ones.
The most notorious culprits are mosquitoes, flies, fleas, and ticks. While certain chemical treatments can be bought at your local hardware store to kill off these pests temporarily, the only way to deter them long term is to learn what habits you should avoid doing.
One major factor is standing water. If you have areas of your front or backyard that tend to flood and create large deposits of rainwater, that is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Many insects are attracted to these waters and lay their eggs in its depths, taking the infestation to a whole new level.
You should also be mindful not to leave food out during those hot afternoons, as they are guaranteed to cause flies and other insects to gravitate towards your home.
Don’t let pests ruin your outdoor activities this summer. Work with a team of experienced arborists you can rely on and contact Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service at (305) 233-9369 for more of our effective Pest Control tips or click here to schedule your free estimate now!